Made this special birthday dress for one of my dearest friends from my DLSU days, Hanna (H for short) Bang! Since moving to SoFA, I’ve lost a lot of “friends” but Hanna definitely stuck with me through and through! I started the design by drawing inspiration from this AMAZING Stella McCartney dress from her 2011 collection. I first saw the contoured Colorblock dress while watching this tv show called GCB (Good Christian Belles) a couple of years back. It was love at first sight! I never saw a more flattering dress. Even after the show cancelled, the design of that dress just stuck. So when I met with H and she gave me the go signal to do whatever I wanted in terms of design, I knew I had to pay homage to the amazing dress! H picked the colour palette for the dress and I sketched away. The original sketches are in my fashionary (which of course, I don’t have as of the moment so those pictures will come later) but I did do an informal croquis of how I wanted it to look.
So after finalising the design, I went off to work! I originally wanted a nice stretch crepe for the dress just so that it wouldn’t look to formal but due to time and budget constraints, I settled for duchess satin (which isn’t exactly cheap either) and worked for about a week. The final garment still actually needs some adjusting so since I have a bit of time on my hands right now, that’s what I’ll be doing for this weekend. But yeah, H loved it so that’s all that matters! 🙂